August 25, 2019

Love: Why is it Important?



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 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”-- 1 John 4:7  (KJV)

The news is quick to point out what’s wrong with our world. It highlights judgment, anger, and fear. 

People may also be dealing with those same toxic emotions in their daily environment. Individuals in emotional pain may pass that on. Loved ones hurt each other. We all make mistakes; no exceptions. Some of us make life-changing poor choices.

Let’s be honest…If imperfect humans were disqualified from loving or being loved, we’d all be in trouble—every one of us. When we point one finger accusingly at someone else, there are four fingers pointing back at us.

Well, we can breathe a sigh of relief. The scriptures clearly state the following:  
  • God is love.
  • He knows and loves each of us.
  • Mankind can give and receive His love.

God is a just God. He has to deal out both good and bad consequences, as appropriate. Parents on Earth must do the same. The good news is that God is motivated by a deep and infinite affection:

God is Unconditional Love.

God is love. Whoever dwells in love dwells in Him. (1 John 4:16)
The love of Christ surpasses mere knowledge. When we’re flooded with love, we’re filled with the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3: 17-19)
God Knows and Loves Each of Us.

We are known by God. (1 Corinthians 8:3)
God loved us before we loved Him. (1 John 4:19)
God loves us so much that he gives us the eternal sacrifice of His son. (John 3:16)
Here are two faith builders: We can walk in God’s love. He wants to show us mercy. (Jude 20, 21)
We Must Prepare to Receive God’s Love.

God’s love is poured out through the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:5)
We’re Urged to Live in Love and Truth. The scriptures explain it this way:
  • Deal in the truth. (Ephesians 4:15)
  • Walk in love (Ephesians 5:2)
  • Be controlled, urged, and impelled by the love of Christ. After all, he lived and died for our sake. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)
  • Do everything in love, as inspired by God’s love for us. (1 Corinthians 16:14)
  • Be rooted deep in love and founded in love. (Ephesians 3:17)

My Conclusion (Quotes taken from positivityblog.com.)

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”
— Seneca
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“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
— Sophocles

Got love? Give love?

2 comments:

  1. Love is a subject that is probably spoken about and shared more than any other -- yet there are so many who are unloved and those who don't know how to love.....and those who hate more than love. So sad. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Carol Graham, I agree. Love is often discussed, yet it's not always put into practice. It is sad.

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